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Due to a positive COVID-19 test for a Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District staff member, the Norfolk conference call site for the NED, Inc. and NENEDD meetings scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28, will be closed.

O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 72 new COVID-19 cases in the district since Friday. By county, they are as follows: 11-Antelope; 8-Boyd; 5-Brown; 6-Cherry; 13-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 6-Knox; 23-Pierce; 0-Rock.

The cold weather didn’t keep a sizable crowd from attending the second Northeast Nebraska Fellowship of Christian Athletes Legacy Dinner on Sunday evening at the DeVent Center in Norfolk. After last year’s event resulted in funding for area director Brittany Hinrichs, FCA now hopes to add staffing.

SPENCER — More than a month after Gov. Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Transportation officials lauded the opening of the Mormon Canal Bridge at Niobrara, they return to North Central Nebraska this week for another bridge opening.

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Earlier this month, Danielle Anderson of Norfolk and members of her family were one of three families to participate in the Hy-Vee Basket Bolt. Each family of four members raced to collect the most food items in the store over a 90-second window. The Anderson family won a $1,000 Visa gift card and was permitted to keep the groceries they collect over the competition. Pictured is Danielle Anderson (left), her sister-in-law, Miranda Paustian (middle); husband Alan Anderson; along with children Ethan, Hannah and Kaylin Pysher.

Veretta Koehler of Wisner was honored recently with a birthday drive-by parade with Wisner fire trucks and a long string of cars. In her 100 years, she’s never had the flu, she said, or gotten a flu shot, plus she gets a cold only every three years or so. Koehler, who lives in her own home, said, “As long as I’m healthy,  don’t care how long I live.”

The City of Yankton and the Yankton School District thank Annette and Jerry Kohoutek for their generous donation of five trees which were planted this past week at the Summit Activities Center.  The Yankton High School FFA class for helped plant, mulch and water in the donated trees, as well as secured a grant for purchasing more trees and that will be planted in the community this fall.

Snow blankets the laps of the sculpture "Seated Couple" on Monday morning.

The Humphrey St. Francis cross country team at the district meet at Pender with the team mascot, Flyer the Greyhound.

It was a beautiful day to enjoy St. John’s Lutheran Church's inaugural music festival on Saturday with the bands I Am They and Cain performing.

Senior Airman Seth Ruppert, left, and Staff Sergeant Zach Ruppert, sons of Adam and Anna Ruppert, serve in the United States Airforce. The two brothers recently got a chance to meet up in Kuwait while they were both deployed. This was the first time they had seen each other in over eight months. 

Dennis Doering snagged this paddlefish on Oct. 1 at Gavin's Point Dam off the rocks. It weighed 50 pounds and was 51 inches long. It was a keeper!

The 2020 Nebraska State Shotgun Championship Match was held at Heartland Shooting Park in Grand Island recently. The Cuming County 4-H team of Beau Ruskamp, Andrew Borgelt, Ethan Wooldrik and Nathen Kaup placed first.

The team at Real Living celebrating being named the 2020 Emerging Business recipient. 

Many took advantage of the nice weather this weekend and enjoyed disc golf, walking, biking and fishing at Skyview Lake in Norfolk.

First Baptist Church in Norfolk was the scene of the Wonderful World of Weddings fashion show. This was part of the Women’s Connection festivities on Sept. 15. Ten models walked the runway showing off their mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-the-groom, bridal and flower girl dresses. Along with the models, there were 18 mannequin displays featuring bridal gowns from many decades and several generations. Sharon Lesser featured her husband’s grandmother’s bridal gown from 106 years ago. Barb Barr displayed her parents’ wedding attire from 70 years ago. This included Barb’s mother’s bridal go…

Hope Colfack , 11, and Hannah Colfack, 10, of O’Neill were selected by the National Down Syndrome Association to be on the Jumbotron for the New York City Down syndrome walk. There were over 2,000 photos submitted and only 500 selected. 

Daila Eurek wanted to see if being in a corn field would be scary.

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Unless, of course, this is the size of fish you catch.

Norfolk Fire & Rescue members receiving fall harvest training at Dinkel Implement recently.

The first practices for the Norfolk Family YMCA youth flag football leagues were held Monday at the fields south of the new fieldhouse addition. Teams consisting of area first- through sixth-graders will begin games later this month.

Ashley Gracey and Matt Petersen, representing the Norfolk Daily News, were presented a traveling trophy and a plaque for the Best Decorated Table at the 51st annual Norfolk Area Chamber Banquet held Aug. 27.

Marlin Kratochvil is pictured with a milk week plant which is the host plant for monarch butterflies. Monarchs cannot survive the cold winters of northern climates and will travel south for the winter. Monarchs use a combination of air currents and thermals to travel long distances. Some fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home.

When the driving is so scary you have to close your eyes and hold on to the baby oh-shoot handles.

Twenty years ago, Tom Gragert and his wife, Pat, bought a Creighton grocery store from owners Glen and Shirley Heaton. Over the years, there have been up to four grocery stores doing business in town, but for some time now, Gragert’s Grocery has been the only one. In appreciation to their customers and to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Gragerts grilled burgers and hot dogs for their customers. Cole slaw, potato salad and drinks were also served.

Pictured are zinnias along Highway 275 at Crown Road. They have decorated the location for years, but because it's in the state right of way, they will no longer be able to be grown there. 

Skyler Prokop, 17, earned first place and the Mad Dog Award during the second heat in 90's and newer division of the Antelope Co. Fair demolition Derby in Neligh recently. She later drove the same car in Concord at the Dixon County Fair Demo Derby and earned second place in the 16-19 year old 90's and newer division. She and her brother, Riley, 20, both competed in the regular 90's and newer where she received fifth place in a fresh car and Riley placed third.

The Norfolk Steel 10U baseball team finished third at the Nebraska USSSA AAA State Tournament in Beatrice recently. Norfolk went 1-1 during pool play by defeating Omaha Pacesetters AAA and losing to Hastings Brickyard Bombers. In bracket play, Norfolk defeated Papillion Storm Chasers Gold 8-7, Grand Island Bat Busters 11-9 before losing to eventual state champion Elkhorn Prime Navy 7-4. 

Stephanie Martz and Robin Nielsen cheering up the residents at St Joe’s.

Pictured is Adeline Gaukel and the photo was taken by her mother, Justine Gaukel, both of Burwell. 

Norfolk Area Young Life is doing a Christmas in July fundraiser for youth to go to camp in which they decorate yards with Christmas decorations.

Four-year-old Ruby was ready for her paper route

The Orphan Grain Train recently showed their appreciation and thanks to the Norfolk Police Department for all the services they do in the community by doing a cookout for them. Doug Trampe, warehouse manager at OGT, donned his chef hat and grilled steaks for them.

The Norfolk community came together recently to help send Norfolk youth to Young Life Camp. A total of $800 was raised by moving rock and dirt for a local homeowner. Young Life is a para-church ministry that has youth do work projects in order to raise money for camp. Youth get to experience that hard work can be fun. It puts adults and youth side by side, building unique relationships. Karen Petersen, event organizer, worked alongside her daughter, Kendra. Judy and Ayden Dekoning were another parent-student team. They were joined by other members of our community, including Michael Be…

The Boomfest American Freedom Classic was held over the weekend on courses at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and Skyview Lake. Highlighting the action was an ace on hole No. 14 at River Run Disc Golf Course by John Markhofer of Norfolk.

Three-year-old Maddox Lanman's new favorite movie is 8 Seconds. While riding his "bull" in his full cowboy get-up, belt buckle and all, he's yelling, "Okay boys! Okay boys!"

We were blessed with five new great-grandchildren, all born within an eight-week span. Pictured is Amanda and Gianna Schultze of Norfolk (from left), Vanessa and Westin Rotoni of Omaha, Lexi and Vienna Nixon of Omaha, Courtney and Henry von Seggern of Hooper and Erika and Lucas Last of Lincoln. 

Mama Fox and her four kits took up residence under the garage and in the backyard of Norma Lautenschlager.

All in a row with their masks on tight. It was indeed an impressible sight. And in ones hat there was a feather, but but they were less than six feet together.

Beau Gotschall, son of Trevor and Tiffany Gotscall, was pretending to be his grandpa Dan, who is a member of the Stuart Legion and marches.

On Friday, May 29, a rambunctious group of boys took on the rock bed in front of the Stuart Township Library. They had to dig out the rocks, remove the excess dirt, wash off the rocks and replace them back in the bed. With the help of Dana Steinhauser and the fire truck hose and Kyle Connot, the work was completed in just four hours. The boys were treated to pizza and pop. Those helping were Austin and Seth Connot, Kaige Krieger, Tom Paxton and Brook and Miles Wallinger. A huge thanks to these young kids for taking on the project.  

Christine Keller took a video of a deer swimming across Skyview Lake recently. Pictured is a screen shot.

On May 21, Troop #653 helped the American Legion place memorial flags at the Prospect and Hillcrest Cemeteries in Norfolk. There were 12 boys and six adults for the troop who helped with this service project. The Norfolk Elks are very proud sponsors for this amazing troop.

Hendrix LaVey, granddaughter of Heath Henery from Michael's Cantina, helps out during these trying times!!

The Air National Guard took a picture from above as they flew a KC-135 Stratotanker over Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk Monday as part of a flyover salute to healthcare professionals and all Nebraskans responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Norfolkans stepped outside Monday to watch as the the Air National Guard flew a KC-135 Stratotanker over Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk as part of a flyover salute to healthcare professionals and all Nebraskans responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charlotte Guenther recently completed a marathon, walking/running 26.2 miles through the Nebraska Extension Marathon Kids program. “Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible and put them on the path to healthier lives.” 

Norfolk High seniors invited family, friends, teachers and coaches to drive by and honk and wave last Friday at the theater parking lot. Pictured are classmates Jared Ertzner (from left), Cole Hobza and John Canham.

Furious the cat enjoys watching TV just like humans — from the comfort of his chair. 


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